Topic: Should I try a clinical trial?

What is the experience of the group with clinical trials?  Do they work, do more harm, or would I just be a guinea pig?  I have heard of a trial with a trial drug taken with Gemzar but the side effects will be rash and diarrhea.  I am trying to decide if it is worth a change in my quality of life since I am doing fine on Gemzar and Xeloda and my tumor is shrinking.  What are your thoughts or experiences with clinical trials?

Re: Should I try a clinical trial?

Barbara,

I cannot offer you first hand experience, but I would encourage you to visit the delcath website. This is the technology ABC profiled. I applied for my father, but he was not accepted. It looks really promising.

Good luck!

Jan

Re: Should I try a clinical trial?

Barbara....which clinical trial are you considering?

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